When talking about uni dishes in Manhattan, the Linguine ai Ricci di Mare (Uni Pasta) at Basta Pasta often comes up. So I figured it was about time that I gave it a try. I had a few friends visiting and we were able to get a last minute reservation for 4 at around 8PM on a Friday night. Not bad.
I feel bad for bringing my visitors here since I always want to show my friends the very best of New York eats! Not much would compel me to go back unless I was really craving uni pasta, but then I might just go cough up the extra $13 to have an uni Italian dish at Marea instead.
Enough talk, here's what we ordered:
|Pumpkin Gnocchi with Sage Cream Sauce - $10|
|Grilled Squid, Homemade Sausage Stuffed with Curry Risotto, Raisins & Prosciutto - $13|
|Linguine alla Pescatore - Linguine with Clams, Mussels, Shrimp, Squid & Scallops - $23|
|Ravioli with Veal, Prosciutto, mozzarella and parmesan sauce - $17|
|Tagliolini with Chilean Sea Bass ragu, capers, shredded zucchini & spicy tomato sauce - $18|
|Linguine ai Ricci di Mare - with Fresh Sea Urchin, pink sauce & basil - $20|